Vegan substitutes: the pros and cons of seitan

Vegan substitutes: the pros and cons of seitan

Seitan is a popular vegan substitute for meat and is often promoted as a high-protein and low-carb alternative to meat. But seitan is made entirely of gluten. What are the pros and cons of consuming seitan? 

What is seitan?

Seitan is a preparation made entirely of wheat gluten and whose texture is similar to meat, which has given it the pseudonym "vegetable meat".

The Pros of seitan

Seitan is low in carbs

The Cons of seitan

Seitan is not suitable for people with celiac disease

The bottomline is that, much like any food, seitan is a great choice for some but may be a bad idea for others. If you have no gluten intolerance or allergy, you are generally safe to consume it in moderation, especially if you have a healthy and balanced dier. It is a good way to substitute meaty flavor and texture in some dishes.

If you'd like to try seitan, follow our recipe below. 

Seitan stew, its meat without meat 

Victoria Thais

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